The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 11, 1835

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p.2 A purse of £250 to be given to the first man to voyage from Lewiston to Niagara Falls upon the River.

The navigation of the Lake and River is now finely open. The William IV, Capt. Hilliard, the first steamboat to enter our harbour this year, arrived at Molson's Wharf on yesterday forenoon, 24 hours from Toronto. The addition of false sides to this vessel has improved her appearance, and, we should think, her character as a sea-boat. Under the management of Capt. Hilliard, and with the deserved reputation of being a very regular and comfortable boat, the William IV, like the monarch whose name she bears, will undoubtedly be a favourite with the public.

That Leviathan of the Lake, and Monarch of our Marine; that floating palace, the splendid result of the princely enterprise of an individual - the steam-boat Great Britain, left our harbour this morning in gallant style for Prescott. She will leave here for Toronto on Wednesday.

The United States is expected to make her appearance tomorrow morning on her first trip upwards.

The Toronto Recorder of Wednesday, which was brought to us by the William IV steam-boat, in advance of the mail, states:

"The Canada and Queenston steam packets are now making their regular trips. Yesterday the Oswego arrived here from Oswego, and we learn that in future she will be a regular trader of this Port. The Transit (late Constitution,) commanded by Captain Richardson, formerly of the Canada, and managing owner of both, has not yet arrived, but will, in a few days, commence her summer schedule.

p.3 Oswego and Kingston Packet - The schooner Byron, Capt. Pierce, will run regularly twice a week between Kingston and Oswego, wind and weather permitting - Leaving Kingston on Mondays and Fridays. For freight and passage apply to the Master on board. April 9th, 1835.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 11, 1835